Match safe

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 4 5/8 x 1 in. ( 13.3 x 11.7 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Mountable match holder with rectangular framed back plate voided large letters, two faceted holders with front scratch panel; top and bottom ring for nails.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.2917
Marks: 
pierced: on back plate: "MATCHES" pierced: on front: "BURNT", "GOOD"
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
45192
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick

Classification: 
Date: 
Early 19th century
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 7 1/8 in. ( 31.1 x 18.1 cm )
Description: 
Brass "hog scraper" candlestick with saucer base and shell handle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1491
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
45191
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Padlock and key

Classification: 
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 2 1/2 × 1 1/4 × 5/8 in. (6.4 × 3.2 × 1.6 cm) Overall (b): 1 7/8 × 3/4 × 1/4 in. (4.8 × 1.9 × 0.6 c
Description: 
Sheet iron padlock in the shape of a wide, inverted teardrop with U-shaped lock; plain iron key; engraved motif and inscription.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1187ab
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
45005
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bowl

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1840
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 4 in. ( 3.8 x 14 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Wrought copper shallow bowl with folded over edge and circular loop handle attached with tear-shaped bracket; wriggle work on bottom of saucer.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1606
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
45001
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mortar

Classification: 
Date: 
1550-1650
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
Description: 
Cast bronze mortar with flared rim, two opposing handles in the shape of animal heads; exterior of body has ten vertical rows of sawtooth decoration in relief and four horizontal bands.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.1037
Marks: 
inscription: on paper label tied around mortar: "Gallery/XII"
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1650
eMuseum Object ID: 
44938
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Iron peel

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1900-1930
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 44 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 113 x 19.7 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Iron peel with a long-handle, flat paddle-shaped end; heart shape cut out of the handle end.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1175
Gallery Label: 
Peels were used chiefly by bakers to place and remove bread, pies, and similar foods in an oven. This one was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1930
eMuseum Object ID: 
44510
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Poffertje pan

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Brass, copper, tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 14 1/4 in. ( 20.3 x 36.2 cm )
Description: 
Tinned brass circular pan with two copper feet (one missing) and two copper handles that may have been added at a different time; pan incorporates seven molds.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1309
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
44508
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Box lock

Classification: 
Date: 
1670-1770
Medium: 
Iron, wood, oak
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 10 x 1 1/8 in. ( 14 x 25.4 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Iron lock painted black and mounted in oak block (one side painted white or gray); key missing.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1197
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1770
eMuseum Object ID: 
44458
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candleholder and rushlight holder

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1900-1930
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. ( 52.7 x 21 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron candleholder and rushlight holder on tripod stand.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1506
Gallery Label: 
A rushlight consisted of rush stripped of its outer skin and dried, then saturated in hot grease or fat and burned for light. This device, which is designed to hold a candle as well as a rushlight, was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1930
eMuseum Object ID: 
44415
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Stove door

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1875
Medium: 
Cast iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/8 x 7 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 18.7 x 18.1 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Cast iron stove door (possibly for ash removal), depicting the arms of New York; arms includes sailor and Indian flanking a shield with windmill blades, beavers, and barrels; eagle above and banner (no motto) below; evidence of holes for hinge on one side; bolt through center, just to left of windmill blades, secures additional hardware to reverse side. Three filled holes, possibly from bullets.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
2001.6
Gallery Label: 
This puzzling object, originally thought to be a door to a cast-iron stove, bears the seal of the City of New York: a shield with crossed windmill blades, beavers and barrels, flanked by a sailor and a Native American. Because of its small size and unusual shape, it seems unlikely that it was actually used as a stove door, but it was originally outfitted with a hinge to allow it to swing open. Three small filled holes near the upper left corner may be bullet holes.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
43545
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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